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Cairngorms and Aviemore. The only true alpine area in Britain. Now a National park, whose aim is to protect this unique and precious environment of high mountain plateau.
Take the Funicular Railway to just below the summit of Cairn Gorm. Outwith the ski season you are not permitted to use the railway to access the plateau and must remain within the top station building with its stunning views.
Within Glenmore Forest Park is Loch Morlich a watersports enthusiast's delight. Hire a canoe, sailing boat, take instruction in windsurfing or canoeing. Fishing permits available. The forest is ancient woodland of mature pine and birch. Home to red deer, red squirrel, pine marten, wildcat, crested tit, crossbill and of course osprey. A few miles north is the RSBP Loch Garten Osprey Hide.
Aviemore Hotel Macdonald Four Seasons Hotel, Aviemore Highland Resort, 4* -Located within the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort. -Situated within the Cairngorm National Park. -Fantastic selection on dining options, Aspects, Highland Food Court and the new Giovanni's Ristorante -Full on resort entertainment from day time activities with the Aviemore Adventurers to evening shows on the 'Big Stage'. -A new Championship Golf Course, Spey Valley. Rounds from 69 pounds a round
Grantown on Spey Hotel Muckrach Lodge Hotel & Restaurant 4* Dulnain Bridge, nr Grantown on Spey. A lovely, totally relaxing old house in a wonderful area. The Cairngorms National Park is the UK's most richly diverse area for recreation and rare wildlife, yet is so easily accessible. Dining at Muckrach Lodge has always been a great experience and we have maintained 2 AA Rosettes for years. Under our Head Chef, Nic Polaert, the cuisine has now been raised a few notches! Nominated as Scottish Chef of the Year 2006 - with Muckrach itself nominated as Scottish Country House Hotel
Do not miss the Reindeer Centre. Do the reindeer trivia quiz. Take a guided visit to the Reindeer herd roaming free on the mountain slopes. Our tip, wear suitable outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Wander freely amongst the usually friendly animals.
Accommodation . From self catering to holiday cottages to Aviemore bed and breakfast to camping to hotels Cairngorms to guest houses there are lots of places to stay.
Corrour House Hotel Aviemore 4* Set in a beautiful location amidst 4 acres of secluded gardens and woodland, the hotel commands breathtaking views across to the Lairig Ghru pass and the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains.Situated on the Rothiemurchus Highland Estate lying between the River Spey and the high tops of the Cairngorms, within the boundaries of the newly created Cairngorms National Park, it is ideally positioned to allow guests to take full advantage of the abundance of visitor attractions and sporting facilities
Cairngorm Hotel The Mountview Hotel Nethybridge 3* Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the Mountview enjoys glorious views. This comfortable Country House Hotel is a wonderful place to relax.Guests enjoy comfortable en-suite accommodation. Public rooms include a welcoming lounge with log fire a
Cairngorm National Park Hotel 4* Dalrachney Lodge Carrbridge (in Cairngorm National Park)4*- has a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and individual or family requirements. A Sporting Lodge and Country House formerly in the ownership of one of Scotland's largest land owners who entertained Queen Victoria and King George V to our certain knowledge. Magnificent location in own grounds by the Dulnain river-side.
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